A DEVIL’S BARGAIN
Easily the shyest Wallflower, Evangeline Jenner stands to become the wealthiest, once her inheritance comes due. Because she must first escape the clutches of her unscrupulous relatives, Evie has approached the rake Viscount St. Vincent with a most outrageous proposition: marriage!
Sebastian’s reputation is so dangerous that 30 seconds alone with him will ruin any maiden’s good name. Still, this bewitching chit appeared, unchaperoned, on his doorstep to offer her hand. Certainly an aristocrat with a fine eye for beauty could do far worse.
But Evie’s proposal comes with a condition: no lovemaking after their wedding night. She will never become just another of the dashing libertine’s callously discarded broken hearts —
which means Sebastian will simply have to work harder at his seductions…or perhaps surrender his own heart for the very first time in the name of true love.
©2006 Lisa Kleypas (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Addicted to listening, Loves a good story and a good narration!
Lisa Kleypas is the MASTER of historical romance! This is how it should be done!
LK develops these imperfect, and diverse characters. Each heroine and hero are different in character and looks. They are not all tall with green eye, not all outgoing; they sound real, you want to get to know them and continue to follow their story.
I love the entire series, but in my opinion, this is the best of the Wallflowers series, and has such an original story. What interesting development of these complex characters, an engaging story, adventures; and a thoughtful development of a wonderful, sexy, love story between opposites, full of great humor!
She writes great sex scenes that are appropriate and integral to the story. And as always, interesting historical details add context that is missing from most other historical romances.
Narration: PERFECT. Rosalyn Landor is the best narrator for this genre! Her voice is beautiful, her acting is perfect, she distinguishes voices for every character and keeps them consistent throughout the series.
Her male voices are impressive, her female voices are lovely, her reading pace is perfect, her acting is just right! She elevates the listening experience such that you prefer to listen to the book rather than read it. Again, masterful!
The combination of Rosalyn Landor with Lisa Kleypas is wonderful and an automatic dowload for me!
Story: 5 stars, best of class!
Narration: 5 stars, perfect!
Relationship/heat: opposites attract-interesting development of a wonderful love story, Well written and Hot.
Overall: Perfect HR. Worth a credit and several listenings!
I'd been waiting for ages to hear St Vincent's story. Love it that a strong woman turned him from a kidnapper of her best friend and rich heiress to a strong man who took an interest in something and someone besides himself. Watching him progress and grow with logical reasons behind his behaviors had me glued to the story. Went back and relistened to parts over and over because it's so richly layered. Even tho' this one ties together multiple story threads, it makes a fantastic stand alone if you've never listened to (or read) one of this author's books.
An absolute stand out.
Engaging, romantic, a satisfying read.
Dreaming of you. By the same author, and both are among her best. Romantic characters not only fall in love and lust, they genuinely like and appreciate each other. Also, has a great overall story.
She did a good job as voice actor creating character voices for the male characters rather than just speaking in a deeper voice.
My favorite moment is when Evie confides that she would be glad to have Sebastian as her husband even if he lost his looks.
I enjoyed seeing the positive changes in these characters. I like that Lisa Kleypas creates great drama without wallowing in it in her books!
Yes, I would recommend Lisa Kleypas to most!
I like that Evangeline finally gets a backbone while maintaining who she is.
Just a great Narrator!
I fell in love with Lord St Vincent in the last book and was very upset when he turned villain. I had to get this book so I could see him redeemed. He and Evie make a wonderful couple. I was not at all let down by this story. It was everything I had hoped and more.
I've fallen in love with Lisa's book and with Rosalyn's narration. they always transport me away from reality, and to a place where I feel a connection with the women, and drool over the men. Can I please keep one or two??? ;)
I enjoyed listening to this third in the series book. I love the idea of the wall flowers and that you can hear how they are doing as each book progresses.
This is my favorite in the wallflower series. The reason I like this one in particular is because darkly handsome Sebastian underwent a believable and remarkable change during the corse of this novel. He went from being a jerk to a true hero and a man worthy of poor misunderstood Evie. The only sad part is that I've forgotten what happens to the couple after their HEA. Evie fought so hard to stay with him at the club so they wouldn't be separated, and yet I can't see her staying there once the children come. Will they have to separate so Sebastian can run the club? How will they live their lives long term? I wish I knew. Such a wonderful story but with so many nagging questions. To get the answers I may have to listen to wallflowers books 4&5 and maybe the Hathaway's book one. Lol I'm sure it won't be a hardship. (Especially with the Hathaway book one since Cam is in it)
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